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Survey: Global Shoppers Show ‘Appetite’ for Travel

Over half of the world’s shoppers are keen on returning to travel overseas despite Covid-19, says a survey by tax free shopping provider Global Blue.

Mohegan Makes Surprise Offer for Athens Casino

US gaming giant Mohegan has offered 150 million euros for the 30-year right to operate Greece's first integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon on the Athenian Riviera.

Microsoft Deal Paves Way for Major Investments in Greece

Greece is proceeding with major investments in the areas of tourism, energy and technology, with the recently announced Microsoft deal leading the way.

EBRD: Slow Economic Recovery Due to Covid-19 Uncertainty

The EBRD estimates that Greece's GDP will shrink by 9.5 percent in 2020 and record a 4 percent recovery in 2021.

Hybrid Events Gaining Ground, Vital for Greek Tourism Recovery

Hybrid events combining live participation and a virtual component are gaining ground and set to become the next big thing in MICE events.

Greek Court Rules Hard Rock Out of Hellinikon Casino Game

Greece’s highest court has issued its final decision and ended a legal conflict over the 30-year permit to run a casino at the Hellinikon area in Athens.

OECD: Better Outlook but Covid-19 Risks and Uncertainty Still High

The OECD has revised its outlook for 2020, predicting a smaller recession of the global economy and slightly greater potential for growth.

Minister: Greece Still Winning Investors’ Vote of Confidence

Greece is still winning over investors, despite the Covid-19 crisis, as landmark projects like Hellinikon enter materialization phase, according to Investments Minister Adonis Georgiadis.

Greek Court Final Decision to Pave Way for Mohegan’s Casino Plans

Greece’s highest court is expected to issue its final decision and end a legal conflict over the 30-year permit to run a casino at the Hellinikon area in Athens.

Greece Channeling More EU ESPA Funds into Projects

Greece has increased its absorption rate of EU resources - known in Greek as ESPA funds - since July 2019 compared to other member states.

Minister: Hellinikon Casino, Hotels, Skyscrapers Ready for Construction

The first phase of the Hellinikon project in Greece, which will see the construction of a casino, two hotels and skyscrapers, is expected to begin in July.

Mohegan Says Covid-19 Won’t Stop Hellinikon Casino Project in Greece

US-based Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment says that its investment for the first Integrated Resort and Casino in Greece will move ahead as scheduled, if selected.

OECD: Covid-19 Effect on Tourism to Last Throughout 2020

The impact of the coronavirus health emergency on global tourism is expected to last throughout the year, according to a study by the OECD.

IMF: 2020 Outlook for Global Growth Negative but Recovery in 2021

The coronavirus epidemic may push the global economy into recession, but the faster the virus stops, the quicker and stronger the recovery will be, IMF says.

Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

Attica, Mykonos Hold Biggest Share of Duty Free Shopping Sales

Attica, Mykonos, and Macedonia are in the lead in terms of duty free shopping sales, according to data released by Global Blue.

E-payments in Europe Become Easier, Safer, Cheaper

Electronic payments are set to become safer, cheaper and easier, according to the European Commission’s latest guidelines.

Five ‘Silver Arrow’ Trains to Hit the Rails in Greece Next Year

Trainose's five “Silver Arrow” trains, as of next year will be offering passengers high-speed transport services from Athens to Thessaloniki.

Greece Returns to List of ‘Marketable Risk’ Countries on Jan. 1

Greece will return on January 1, 2020, to the list of “marketable risk” countries for short-term export credit insurance.

SEV: Doing Business in Greece Still Tough

The ease of doing business in Greece is improving but at a very slow pace and with inadequate steps, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).